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Jimmy Breslin’s new book on Branch Rickey was reviewed in the Times a few days ago.

Meanwhile, our boy William asks: Was Rickey the father of sabermetrics?


1 Duke 55   ~  Mar 29, 2011 12:57 pm

Has to be the thinest book on Rickey ever. I've got a good one for you: The Last Good Season by Michael Shapiro. Great insight into the '56 Dodgers and how Brooklyn lost the Bums to LA. Robert Moses was the devil.


2 The Mick536   ~  Mar 29, 2011 4:35 pm

Robert Moses is the devil, not was the devil. But then again, O'Malley sucked pretty bad also. Alan Roth was the Brooklyn stat guy, I think. Branch amassed talent. Haven't read the Shapiro book.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 29, 2011 6:42 pm

This book is certainly not a major biography. It is Breslin on Rickey. It is 146 small pages.

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